Transferrin


Abbrev Code:TFER   
Order Code:LAB133Order Name:Transferrin
Synonyms:Siderophilin; TFER; See Iron; See FE
Methodology:Immunological agglutination
CPT Codes: 84466 x1, 84466 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Green (lithium heparin, gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, no gel), Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1.25 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:8 days at room temperature; 8 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen. Freeze only once.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-UMMC East)


Interpretive

Reference Range:200-360 mg/dL
Use:Index of nutritional status; increased in iron deficiency anemia.


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